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R'Kenia B.

21 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

R'Kenia 's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
5 yr 8 mo old

R'Kenia 's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About R'Kenia

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a professional dog trainer (CPDT), certified with the certification council of professional dog trainers. I am a member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers). A mother of three children and one German Shepherd mix named Lilly. I earned my veterinary technician degree in 2005 from NOVA community college in Northern VA and worked in the field for 5-6 years before becoming a trainer and doggy care taker.

My home offers a large partially fenced in back yard that has lots of trees and plenty of space to romp. I offer daily walks for dogs who are require a little extra exercise.

Although I like to have crates for the safety of my home and the boarding dogs I am more than willing to accept dogs who are well behaved without one.

I offer boarding in my home for dogs of all breeds and ages.

I specialize in boarding high energy dogs, young puppies/untrained dogs, and dogs with behavioral problems like aggression or separation anxiety.


Holiday rates (Labor Day, Fourth of July, Christmas, Spring Break and Memorial Day)

*30/night - This will be requested in a custom quote

Puppy Rate (due to the high rate of potty accidents young puppies need a lot of extra care and walks, clean ups and often baths - baths are included for puppies)

*8 weeks to 6 months 35/night

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

R'Kenia B.

21 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At R'Kenia 's Home
$26 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$65 /hour
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
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21 Reviews
Great experience. R'Kenia was flexible with both drop off and pick up times, and her dog and children were great with my pets. Would definitely use again if I'm in the area.
R'Kenia and her family were so sweet when hosting my Pepper. She was informative and it was truly simplistic. I will be using her again in the near future.
My Maximus was in good hands. He even fell in love with R'Kenia's youngest. Good experience, I would definitely book with her again.
R'Kenia was awesome to our Cockapoo and definitely will use her again.
R'Kenia was a wonderful pet sitter to our Majesty. She made him feel at home and even suggested some things to help us with his pulling. I will definitely leave majesty with her again. She also kept us up to date on how he was doing while we were away.
Great pet sitter
Will Reserve with R'Kenia again.
Hello paw owners! If you're looking for a safe and friendly vacay for your pets, R'Kenia B is Paw-nomenal!!! She is a professional dog trainer and made me feel at ease about leaving my new pup with her for the weekend! She sent pictures and videos to ensure me he was adapting well with being away from home. She's pawsome!!!
Thank you R'Kenia!
R'Kenia was great about alleviating my anxiety and making sure Emma felt at home!
Very Happy!!! Great Family!!! Communicate very well with you. I will be using her again.
Simply amazing. R'Kenia was very polite and hospitable. I sensed her love for animals just in thr brief time ive spoken to her. I really appreciate her opening up her home for my son "Bam". I definitely will be using R'Kenia again for the next trip I go on.
R'Kenia is awesome! She is very thorough and kept us informed daily. She is amazing all around. I will definitely keep her as my permanent pet sitter. Keep up the good work R'Kenia
R'Kenia is the best . She's been doing this for years and is a pro at what she does . She is very nice . Will definitely be using her from now on .
R'Kenia was amazing! Was very patient with me knowing I was SUPER nervous about leaving my Bossy (boxer) with anyone. She sent me pictures, kept me updated on her progress. She was flexible with the pick up and drop off time. I would definitely use her services again! I highly recommend :)
R'Kenia and her family were great! She was flexible with both the drop off and pick up times as well as our meet and greet. She clearly has a way with dogs. My easily excitable standard poodle was soon relaxed in her home. As luck would have it my dog was attacked viciously by spring allergies the week I was to leave, luckily R'Kenia had no reservations about giving him his meds. A terrific experience and I will gladly have R'Kenia keep Pascal anytime.
R'kenia was wonderful!
She was very quick in respond and very flexible and accommodating in schedule change. We had flight delay and had to have her watch my Cooper one more day but she was so quick to respond and letting me know that it is ok. Cooper was happy being there and definitely recomend to any dog owners that I know!!!!
Very Very dependable, she is always there for you and your pet. I always take my dog to her whenever I need the great, awesome expert service.
This was a Great experience and completely worth it. Thank you R'Kenia for your professionalism and making this so easy. I've never boarded my dog before so I had no idea what to do and R'Kenia was friendly, welcoming, responsive.
She was very professional and quick in responding to me. Our dog enjoyed his time over her house and we will use her service again.
R'Kenia took great care of our little Mika while we went out of town for the night. We knew she was in good hands!
R'Kenia was very considerate of Cindy especially since she had a couple of larger dogs at the time and as a result, took a little extra care with Cindy.
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